On This Day

Musicians Born on August 19

  • 1686 Antonio Tonelli, Italian cellist and composer, born in Carpi, Italy (d. 1765)
  • 1737 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, German cellist and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1824)
  • 1780 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1824 Georg Goltermann, German cellist and composer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1898)
  • 1881 Georges Enesco, Romanian violinist and composer (Romanian Dances), born in Liveni, Dorohoi, Romania (d. 1955)
  • 1886 Robert Heger, composer
  • 1896 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
  • 1896 Walter Lang, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1966)
  • 1905 Jacques de Menasce, composer
  • 1907 Zygmunt Mycielsky, Polish composer and music critic, born in Przeworsk, Austrian Galicia (d. 1987) [1]
  • 1907 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, born in Písek, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1914 Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese film score composer (Rashomon; Seven Samurai), born in Sendai, Honshū, Japan (d. 1955)
  • 1918 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1924 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1939 [Peter] Ginger Baker, English drummer (Cream), born in London, England (d. 2019)

  • 1940 Johnny Nash, American rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1941 Milford Graves, American avant-garde andfree jazz drummer, percussionist (New York Art Quartet), and educator (Bennington College, Vermont, 1973-2012), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1943 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • 1944 Eddy Raven [Futch], American country singer (Right Hand Man), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1945 Ian Gillan, English heavy metal and rock singer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Jesus Christ Superstar), born in London
  • 1946 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor, born in Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 1947 Gerard Schwarz, American classical trumpeter and conductor (Seattle Symphony, 1985-2011), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 1948 Susan Jacks [Pesklevits], Canadian singer and songwriter), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1950 Margie Joseph, American soul and gospel singer of ("What's Come Over Me" , born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • 1951 John Deacon, British rock bassist (Queen - "Another One Bites The Dust"), born in Leicester, England
  • 1951 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer (2005 Academy Award for "Brokeback Mountain"), born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • 1959 Steve Grimmett, British heavy metal singer (Grim Reaper), born in Swindon, England
  • 1962 Angelo Debarre, French gypsy jazz guitarist (Mémoires: Memories of Django), born in Saint-Denis, France
  • 1963 Joey Tempest [Rolf Larsson], Swedish rocker (Europe - "The Final Countdown'), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966 Lee Ann Womack, American country singer ("I Hope You Dance"), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1967 Jason Starkey, occasional drummer and son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • 1968 Mark McGuinn, American country music artist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1969 Nate Dogg [Nathaniel Dwayne Hale], American rapper ("Regulate"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1969 Clay Walker, American country singer ("Dreaming With My Eyes Open"), born in Vidor, Texas

  • 1970 Fat Joe [Cartagena], American rapper ("Wat's Luv?"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1972 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, American singer (The Jets), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1972 Sammi Cheng [Sau Man], Hong Kong singer and actress (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • 1972 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1979 Dave Douglas, American drummer (Relient K), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1980 Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1980 Darius Danesh, Scottish pop, opera and swing singer-songwriter and stage actor, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1980 Michael Todd, American rock bassist (Coheed and Cambria), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1983 [Melissa] Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter (Scar; The Sound Of White), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1983 Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1985 Megan Rochell, American R&B singer, born in Brooklyn, New York

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1986 Christina Perri, American singer-songwriter (So You Think You Can Dance), born in Bensalem, Pennsylvania

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  • 1987 Anaïs Lameche, Swedish pop singer (Play), born in the French Alps
  • 1989 Romeo [Percy Romeo Miller], American rapper (Lil' Romeo) and actor, born in New Orleans, Louisiana